Yes you and Jim are closet Nazi's because of the way you condemn me and automatically assume (as the Bush Cheney Admin tends to do) that I am a bad citizen becuase I choose not to live there. You also incorectly assume that the main reason I choose where I live is to avoid paying US tax. Not true under any of those circumstances but you 2 continually beat that drum no matter what I say to the contrary.
It is the rule of first impressions, JE. You told us how you had it made there, retiring early due to your tax benefits and well off your decision to live outside the US made you. All this weepy shit about being misunderstood or dragging your religion card into the discussion comes too late and sounds, frankly, a bit contrived and desperate. Had your original explanations for your choices, which you never needed to offer up in any way, shape or form, by the way, been more in line with your present depiction there would be less of a negative view of your motives.
The real issue is, since you don't live here or pay your share of taxes to the US, your opinion on domestic issues that affect the lives of Americans is, like the priest's opinion on intimate married life issues, hypothetical at best and therefore lacking any intrinsic perspective to lend it a value. Like your opinion on tax regulations in the US - you don't pay anyway, so how do you expect anyone to believe your perspective is anything other than one of convenience and likely contrivance? The same with living with American social challenges. You don't experience the consequences of your opinions, and, if you vote, the consequences of any votes cast in local elections. It would appear you don't participate at this level in the government of the country in which you live, either. So the whole thing - elections, voting, paying taxes, living the consequences of local political decisions, etc., etc. - is all just an intellectual or theoretical experience for you. That is not the case for those of us who live here or are citizens of the country we elect to live in.